As vegans, we make sure that we eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables from all colours of the rainbow. That’s where we get our rainbow powers from because it’s the bright colours in foods that give us those powers to become healthy and strong.
The bright colours in fruits and vegetables come from nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It’s these nutrients that make us super healthy and powerful. Let’s explore what superpowers we get from each colour of the rainbow.
Red Rainbow Power
Red fruits and vegetables contain lycopene, which is especially good for our hearts. Your heart is the engine of your body – it pumps your blood around your body to send oxygen and nutrients to all your muscles. The healthier your heart is, the stronger you are!
Here are some yummy red fruits and veggies you can eat every day to make sure you have a healthy heart and a strong super hero body.
Orange Rainbow Power
Orange fruits and vegetables contain two nutrients that create one amazing rainbow power. Beta-carotene and vitamin A combine to give you strong eyes so you can have super eyesight! Some people say orange foods can even help you to see in the dark!
Here are some orange foods to help you have super hero vision.
Yellow Rainbow Power
Yellow fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C – essential for a healthy immune system. This is one of the best superpowers because it helps you to be like a warrior and fight off colds and illnesses quickly. It also stops you from getting sick too often so you can concentrate on being a super hero!
Here are the best yellow rainbow power foods to help you be a health warrior.
Green Rainbow Power
Green fruits and veggies give you calcium for building strong super hero bones. A lot of people think that cows milk is the best source of calcium but modern science shows that it actually causes your bones to become weaker not stronger. So fill yourself with green rainbow power if you want to have the strongest bones ever!
Here are some delicious green fruits and veggies for strong super hero bones.
- Kiwi fruit
- Green beans
Blue and Purple Rainbow Power
Blue and purple fruits and veggies contain anthocyanins, which make you a smart super hero because they help your brain to stay healthy. Every good super hero needs to have sharp, quick thinking so that they can figure out the most super solutions.
Here are some blue and purple foods to help you be super hero smart.
- Aubergine (eggplant)
- Purple cabbage
- Red onions
Eat a Rainbow Every Day
Try to eat at least one food from each colour every day so make sure you get lots of rainbow power in your body. Eating rainbow power every day will help you to stay strong, healthy and smart – all the things a real super hero needs when they are out saving the world!